[tex-eplain] URL links and Acroread 8.1.1 (Linux Slackware)

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue May 6 17:15:09 CEST 2008

First I created my own macro for URL links following the directions in 
the pdftex manual. Then I noticed references to using the hyperref 
package in the Eplain Manual. 

When viewed in Acrobat Reader 8.1.1 and using my routine there are 
ugly boxes wrapped tightly around each such link. Kpdf does not show 
the boxes.  My question: Will switching to the hyperref package 
eliminate the boxes?

Here is my macro and also a catcode change to handle underlines in 

\catcode`\_ = 11

\def\url#1 #2{
\pdfstartlink user{%
/Subtype /Link
/A <<
   /Type /Action
/URI (#2)
\Blue #1\Black

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